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Moms Know How to Unite Us: Congress Should Follow their Lead and Pass FAMILY Act

May 5, 2014
Mothers often act us “uniters” in families, whether it’s settling petty sibling squabbles, or managing the more serious rifts and challenges that so many families face. And, more and more, moms bring families together as primary or sole breadwinners. Given this role, perhaps it’s not surprising...
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The Evidence Is In—and More Former Cheerleaders Bring Facts to Light

May 1, 2014
Sometimes you know in your heart you’re right, but having solid facts at your disposal helps make the case if you get challenged.
Liz Shuler's picture

OUTRAGEOUS! Senate blocks minimum wage vote!

April 30, 2014
The Senate just BLOCKED a vote that would give millions of minimum wage workers a raise. So now what? Moms need to double down. We need to get turbo charged! And MomsRising needs your help....and continue our efforts to advocate for working families.
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Fighting Unequal Pay - The Motherhood Penalty

April 30, 2014
I'm delighted to share that my article, The Motherhood Penalty, about unequal pay is on the front page of Politico Magazine right now. Click through to go to the full article.
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The Senate has a chance to raise the wage AND close the wage gap

April 29, 2014
The Senate is going to vote tomorrow to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10. This bill would not only raise the wage but also help address the wage gap between men and women. The Senate needs to hear from YOU!
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The Collateral Damage of Scheduling Challenges in Low-Wage Jobs

April 25, 2014
When policymakers discuss solutions to help nearly 20 million low-wage workers make ends meet, the focus is often on raising wages. Raising the minimum wage and tipped minimum wage would go a long way to help these workers, but ...
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Exciting New Developments for Domestic Violence Survivors Who Need Help Paying for Health Insurance

April 21, 2014
Thanks to recent IRS guidance —and an extended deadline (through May 30!) to sign-up for health insurance—domestic violence survivors who are living apart from an abusive spouse can now access subsidies to help them afford the cost of health insurance. Until now, unless a married couple was legally...
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No More Mad Men Pay!

April 15, 2014
Equal Pay Day was last week—but really, we should be talking about this every day, not just on April 8. I love the AMC hit show “Mad Men.” But I don’t love Mad Men-era pay. You can’t smoke in the office any more, but you can still pay women less than men. If women were asked to work for free for...
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The Economics of Midlife Motherhood (Part II)

April 14, 2014
In Part I of this guest post by Cyma Shapiro, we explored the fundamental economics of choosing midlife mothering. Here, we listen to experts and midlife mothers weigh-in on this increasingly prevalent life choice. You can pop back to Part I of this post , if you wish, to refresh your recollection...
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OUTRAGE: Senate says "No" to Equal Pay!

April 9, 2014
Are you kidding me?!? Some members of the U.S. Senate just used a procedural move to BLOCK a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act . We will hold them accountable. We need 1,000 contributions by midnight tomorrow night to turbocharge our campaign for equal pay! Join us and pitch in $5 or more right now...
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